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Blue Card

bluecard1There are certain types of Equipment which is exempt from the National High Risk Work Licence and as such, the operator is not required to hold a High Risk Licence or a Certificate of Competency.

Even though the Licence requirement has been removed for Load Shifting Equipment, there is still a requirement for operators of Front End Loaders, Excavators, Backhoes, Skid-Steer Loaders etc to provide evidence of competency and training.

A Blue Card is lasting proof of your training and satisfies this requirement.

deborahOur Blue Card program for Load Shifting is based upon the requirements for the old National Certificate of Competency.  Our assessors conduct the assessment in the same manner as they did when Assessing for the old Certificates of Competency (simply put, a person being assessed as competent prior to 1 July 2011 would have been issued with a National Certificate of Competency) Classes:

  • LB – Front End Loader Backhoe
  • LE – Excavator
  • LL – Front End Loader
  • LS – Skid-Steer Loader

If you were an accredited assessor under the old system, we are interested in hearing from you as we are currently recruiting. We are looking for more suitably qualified and experienced assessors to join our National Team for VOC Assessments.

Our Blue Card is a part of our wider VOC and Short Course Program – you can get your Blue Card with a range of classes, upon completion of a VOC assessment, including High Risk Work Licences and refresher training, or one of our short courses:

  • BC – Bridge Crane [3 or less powered operations]
  • ES – Electrical Safety on Construction Sites
  • HI – Safe use of Harness
  • VC – Vehicle Loading Crane [less than 10 metre tonnes]
  • VS – Safe use of Company Vehicles
  • HS – Height Safety
  • LP – Scraper Operations
  • LR – Roller Operations
  • LZ – Dozer Operations
  • MH – Manual Handling
  • MP – Working near Mobile Plant
  • MS – Mobile Aluminium Scaffolding
  • PFLT – Pedestrian Operated Forklift
  • PT – Pallet Truck
  • RPT – Ride-on Pallet Truck
  • SS – Safe Slinging Techniques
  • TC – Traffic Control
  • VC – Vehicle Loading Crane [less than 10 metre tonnes] VS – Safe use of Company Vehicles
  • WAV – Work Assist Vehicle Operation
  • ZS – Spotter [Spotter for Safety Zones near overhead or underground services]

The new WHS Legislation requires Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking [PCBU]s to ensure health and safety at work, which includes the provision of training – the training must be relevant to the workplace.

Our programs are tailored to the specific workplace and provides evidence that can be kept in documentary form as required under the new legislation that came in force on 1 January 2012.